Upcoming events

    • 22 Apr 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • 23 Apr 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • City of Marion, 245 Sturt Road, Sturt
    • 10

    Due to popular demand, the Local Government Authorised Persons Association (APA) in conjunction with Workforce Hire Pty Ltd is running another comprehensive investigation workshop known as PRIME. The workshop is presented by a team of nationally qualified investigators and trainers that share almost 200 years of collective investigation experience within SAPOL.

    The two day workshop will lead attendees through a series of sessions aimed at providing a set of principles that will support the investigation process. The workshop has a practical focus which will require each participant to demonstrate statement taking and interviewing techniques, evidence gathering and culminating in an active court trials where participants will deliver evidence.

    A 12 month investigation support line will be provided to all participants should they require any investigation tips and strategies to assist them within their duties.

    An evaluation of the program has already been conducted and its content and overall structure has shown it to be practical and appropriate for APA members.


    TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:

    Role of the investigator

    The PEACE Investigation Model

    The principles of statement taking

    Statement taking demonstrations

    Statement taking workshop

    Chain of evidence

    Use of notes

    Note taking

    The investigation MATRIX

    Principles of interviewing

    Interviewing workshop

    Presenting evidence theory

    Presenting evidence workshop

    Who should attend?

    General Inspectors and Dog Management Officers

    Environmental Health Officers

    Planning Officers

    Building Surveyors

    Administration & Customer Service Officers

    Day 1 - Wednesday 22 April 2020
    Day 2 - Thursday 23 April 2020

    Each workshop has limited spaces, so get in quick.
    For more information contact Brenton Thomass on 8405 6989 or brenton.thomass@cityofpae.sa.gov.au.

    • 10 Jun 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • City of West Torrens Community Hall, 175 Sir Donald Bradman Drive Cowandilla

    The APA is proud to bring back Cert Group to deliver their Situational Safety and Tactical Communications Masterclass.


    The masterclass will cover:

    • Situational Awareness
    • Tactical communications principles / techniques
    • Stance and inter-personal engagement techniques
    • Assessing and approaching properties and completing a safe door knock
    • De-escalation techniques

    This training is essential for authorised persons who are working with the public and teaches officers how to gain improved cooperation under all circumstances. It also teaches how to manage difficult customers using proven techniques that maximise the opportunity for a positive outcome. 

    This training is only $50 for APA financial members and $100 for non-financial members


    To download the flyer click here. 

    • 11 Jun 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 12 Jun 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • Stamford Grand, 2 Jetty Rd, Glenelg SA 5045

    The Local Government Authorised Persons' Association (APA) in partnership with the Dog and Cat Management Board, KelledyJones Lawyers and Norman Waterhouse Lawyers are proud to present the 2020 APA Professional Development Seminar at the Stamford Grand Glenelg on Thursday 11 & Friday 12 June 2020. Our early bird special prices run until 31 March so book in now to save $$$.

    The full program will be released shortly. 

    Wednesday Training Day

    We are excited to have CERT back to deliver a Situational Safety and Tactical Communications (SSTC) Masterclass on Wednesday 10 June hosted by the City of West Torrens. This training is essential for authorised persons who are working with the public and teaches officers how to gain improved cooperation under all circumstances. It also teaches how to manage difficult customers using proven techniques that maximise the opportunity for a positive outcome. 
    This training is only $50 for APA financial members and $100 for non-financial members. To book please visit the event page http://lgapa.com.au/event-3779092

    Awards 

    Each year we hold the annual Authorised Persons' Association Annual Awards. These awards are always a highlight of the seminar as they are an opportunity for management and teammates to recognise and reward the excellent work happening in the regulatory world. The awards are presented at the seminar dinner at the Stamford Grand on the evening of the 9 June 2020.  

    The awards to be presented are:
    South Australian Animal Management Officer of the Year
    New Regulatory Services Officer's Award
    Excellence in Regulatory Services
     

    The award criteria and nomination form can be found here. Nominations close at 5pm on Friday 29 May 2020. Take time form your day to reflect on the projects, investigations, and initiatives your team have achieved this year. Do you have a new or experienced team member who continually excels? Please make sure you nominate an officer or team from your Council for an award. In addition to the recognition the winners will receive across the industry there are some great prizes on offer!!

    Importantly, many of our previous State winners of the Animal Management Officer of the Year award have gone on to win the National award, which is great promotion for Local Government in South Australia.

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is available for only $159 for a Grand City room or $199 for a Grand Ocean room per night. Full buffet breakfast is an additional $20 per person. 

    Bookings can be made by emailing reservationsSGA@spa.stamford.com.au or phone 8461 1111 and quote the code "LGA110620".

Past events

04 Sep 2019 Local Government Authorised Officer's Principles of Investigation and Management of Evidence Workshop
22 Aug 2019 Good Decision Making Training
16 Aug 2019 2019 AGM and Free Legal Session
04 Jul 2019 Good Decision Making Training
23 May 2019 2019 APA Professional Development Seminar
07 May 2019 Good Decision Making Training
28 Mar 2019 Good Decision Making Training
26 Sep 2018 Local Government Authorised Officer's Principles of Investigation and Management of Evidence Workshop
11 Sep 2018 Millicent - Local Government Authorised Officer's Principles of Investigation and Management of Evidence Workshop
16 Aug 2018 2018 AGM and Q&A Session
24 May 2018 2018 APA Professional Development Seminar
23 May 2018 Dogs and Cats Online Refresher Training
23 Oct 2017 Local Government Authorised Officer's Principles of Investigation and Management of Evidence Workshop
07 Aug 2017 Local Government Authorised Officer's Principles of Investigation and Management of Evidence Workshop
03 Aug 2017 Local Government Authorised Officer's Principles of Investigation and Management of Evidence Workshop
25 May 2017 2017 APA Professional Development Seminar
23 May 2017 Local Government Authorised Officer's Principles of Investigation and Management of Evidence Workshop
03 Mar 2017 APA Board Meeting & Information Session at Port Lincoln
27 Feb 2017 Local Government Authorised Officer's Principles of Investigation and Management of Evidence Workshop
12 Aug 2016 2016 APA Professional Development Seminar Replay & AGM

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